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of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but also move a bus and give hope. >> all going through my head now is wow. i'm crying a lot because it's finally hitting. before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. i know that all my friends watching it, they are just like, really impressed at what the program that i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation. a storm has blown in! >> reporter: to show what you can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is doing. we couldn't be happier and so proud and privileged we had the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. b
because of the distracted drivers. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken from us because someone was textinging. >> in a moment your intoir life can consider entire life can change. >> here in maryland, texting is illegal while driver, and starting in november, there will be no use of cell phones while driving. >> a program that provides certification, training, it will help all marylands out during a disaster. >> if you pick up the phone and call 911, we will be there in 10 mirchs, but if -- minutes, but if it is a widespread disaster, it is going to take longer for us to get there. we want to help you get prepared. >> you can register by calling the baltimore county volunteers by calling the number there on your screen. >> final call of $28,500,000. >> just like that, the townsend comments were sold and bought by who? we don't know. this is supposed to be the future of the comments. >> this is supposed to be a transaction -- a private transaction, and we respect that you would want to know, but it is supposed to be a private transaction. >> some say that cap-mark bought
, give us seven weeks. [ laughter ] >> give us seven weeks. >> so as it stands right now, split screen. that is it. november 2nd a rematch of the 2006 maryland governor's race. >> >> primary days in the books and the votes have been cast but it is really sad how low voter turnout was in the state. volunteers were so surprised how few people showed up. one baltimore county volunteer told us just over 400 people showed up at her precinct the entire day. >>> state control her. he is unopposed and will be challenged in november by william henry campbell. >>> they called the district for 46. that race was for bill ferguson. he is inspired by where the city is heading. we'll keep you posted on the race results on good morning maryland. we're constantly keeping an eye on this. we will change things as it becomes available to us. >> it is 5:06. >> we're going to have results from other hotly contested races around the country and we'll look at other stories making news. >> before you head anywhere, if you're hopping on a train or bus we'll see how things are moving here. hey, mark. >> the trai
splawsmed.m frormdz. and they are working around the clock and doing their poa ofable >>> m p >>> us -- we had our high tide about an hour and a half gone, we have the high tides and >> brief pause in captioning do change captioners. >> >> >> reporter: now, if if you do plan to fly on the east coast, airport officials recommend that you check your flight status early and often because we still don't know if hurricane earl, the track of the storm, what it could do especially in the new england area. airport officials are recommending that you call in, check the web site just to make sure that you aren't dealing with delays. we're live at bwi marshal. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> we want your thoughts about earl. join the live chat right now. before that, let's go he to traffic with kim brown. >> thanks, jamie. traffic is quiet as you get a start on the morning commute. we're only working one incident. that is debris in the right shoulder. if you are traveling on the harrisburg expressway, only five minutes south of shawon and the beltway. on the jfx, all lanes will be open between the beltway
. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> good morning, everyone. happy labor day to you. it'll be an absolutely gorgeous day. you have to get out there and enjoy it. if you don't have plans, go for a long walk or something. it'll be gorgeous. baltimore, temperature at 64 degrees. humidity at 55%. dew point's at 47. feels like 64 about winds out of the north, northeast at 6 miles to 7 miles an hour at this time. as we check out what's happening into ocean city. we're still seeing more of the same today. we'll see much improvement as time comes as well. that temperature right now, 68 degrees, humidity at 70%. feels like 68 with the winds out of the northeast at about 3 miles an hour. much better day than on friday. we'll definitely take that. maryland's most powerful doppler radar has all five sweeps on. looking pr
a liquor story robbery led to gunfire. sherrie johnson joins us here in the studio with this story. >> reporter: witnesses say it all happened so fast. this morning, the soccer coach is being hailed a hero. around 3:00, a security officer fired at two men trying to rob a liquor store at a shopping center. across the street, the mercy high school girls soccer team was practicing for a game. shots rang out, the coaches of the team and a police officer tackled one of the robbery suspects. >> we were all getting ready for our game. we heard the first gunshot. we didn't really know what it was. we were all just like "oh it's no big deal." then there were three more. we were looking around not knowing how serious it was. >> got the kids up to the school. and secured the area. >> reporter: the suspects ran away from the scene. one suspect was caught and arrested. police are still searching for the second suspect. >>> four minutes after 5:00 right now: an anne arundel county mother says she's desperate. two years ago her son was murdered. police still have no suspects in this crime, now sh
: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the
control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> really dangerous situation in the rugged area of the colorado foothills. a wind driven fire destroyed dozens of homes northwest of boulder. flames charred 3500 acres, forcing evacuations, there are homes of the firefighters who are battling those fires have been destroyed. >>> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. yes, we are just talking about that fire story and we do have some conditions. we definitely do have a fire watch. let me show you the areas as we head towards the east. you can see this incompasses northeast maryland and southeast pennsylvania and also central and southern new jersey. a fire watch means it's critical fire conditions are forecasted to occur and this is in effect wednesday afternoon through w
will cost us. >>> abc2 is taking part in think pink week, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. and setting the stage for a big event that's happening this weekend. on sunday, komen maryland's race for the cure kicks off in hunt valley. abc2 will be live on the air. we'll have teen coverage from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. if you want to register for the big race, you can save money by doing it ahead of time as opposed to registering the day of. we have all the information set up for you. go to our website, abc2news.com. click on think pink. >>> all right, we spent an entire summer, in fact we spent part of spring and even part of the start of fall just about the heat, an occasional storm here and there and close brush with earl off the coast. we have something different going on now. while it appears cloudy on our satellite imagery, we should see sun this morning, shift our focus towards the south. look at that slug of moisture, not just the line of moisture down the east coast. focus on what's happening across central and southern florida. that's the northern fringe of a devel
camera. that led to big problems. here's a guy facing 15 years. abc2 news linda so tells us the whole story. >> reporter: it started as a traffic stop. when the 24-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper in an unmarked car. anthony grapier first thought he was being robbed and started to videotape them as they gave him a ticket. he then posted the video on youtube. that prompted state police to charge grapier with three felony wiretapping counts. a circuit court judge dropped the cases essentially dismissing the case. grapier says the ruling means recording police on the job is not a crime in maryland. >> seemingly minor traffic encounter has turned into something that raises very important questions about what it means to live in a democracy. >> the state's attorney has the option to appeal. meanwhile, a spokesman for the state police says if the trooper encounters a video camera in the future they will allow the recording to continue. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> building inspectors are trying to determine what caused a building to collapse i
the weekend on erdman avenue in east baltimore. there's a map of the area. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more on the police investigation. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. police say there's significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this, i just need to you come forward. a dad is gone, a close friend of mine is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> we have another motorcyclist dead after a crash in glen burnie. this happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday. according to authorities a
that destroyed a dozen row homes earlier in the week. abc 2 news linda so tells us how it's drawing attention to the dangers that lurk all over the city. >> reporter: vacant homes, there are a lot of them in the city. after what happened earlier this week in west baltimore with the fires, people believe it could happen in their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. there have already been several fires in vacant homes there. years ago when eleanor was using drugs, she lived with several people in an abandoned home. drug use, lighting candles for heat and light all pose a serious risk for fire. >> when the buildings get on fire, it do travel and spread onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: housing officials say they look for ways to rehabilitate the properties but when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so. >>> today, the mayor and governor will begin demolishing the so-called highway to nowhere. remember in the 1970s, it was built as a plan to connect interstat
and wind but we're taking every step to prepare as if it's a major hurricane that hits us. >> reporter: hurricane earl has annapolis on stand by. they are hosting race week, that brings hundreds of boats to the area, but of course officials will keep a close eye on the weather, if there's extreme high winds, then of course they will make other arrangements. reporting live in downtown baltimore. >>> emergency management officials have advice for people planning to head to ocean city for the labor day weekend. stay out of the water. waves could reach 15 feet on friday. trent sprinkle found himself in a rip current. >> i started to get tired. i saw the lifeguard. maybe he could help me. >> lifeguards made hundreds of rescues over the weekend because of rip currents from hurricane danielle, and they are still at it this week. it's only going to get worse. >>> some baltimore county residents are bracing themselves for potential high winds, flooding, all from hurricane earl. in september 2003 hurricane isabel hit maryland as a tropical storm causing extensive flooding destroying almost 300 h
and 95 corridor looks good as well. megan, back to you. >>> this video was sent to us by one of our viewers. it's fueled by high winds. firefighters really busy before 11:30 last night, putting out this apartment fire. this is the corner of charles street and madison avenue. no one was injured in this fire. but firefighters had their hands full last night and this morning there's going to be a lot of clean up after about a dozen homes caught on fire in different locations all fanned by high winds. more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working these fires. even crews from howard county had to come in to help. the fires were in the west baltimore area. you can see a map of the area we are talking about. linda so is live with the latest. linda. >> reporter: like you mentioned, it was a busy night for firefighters, not only here in the city, but firefighters from surrounding counties were called in for help. here in the city alone, more than 100 firefighters were required to battle a number of fires that were fanned by those gusty winds. fast moving flames tore through almost
. abc 2 news linda so joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: megan, a woman was found dead in that apartment but police don't know at this time how she died. they say her injuries were not related to the fire. investigators are trying to find out why a man who was also found in the fire is in critical condition. the victim's mother told us her daughter divorced the man but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. had he a history of a bad temper. the victim had four children ranging from high school to as young as 6. the man, we're told, is the father of the youngest child. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon in the 6000 block of majors lane in jeffers hill. a neighbor called 911 after seeing heavy smoke. none of the four children were inside the home when the fire started. now they are left to mourn the loss of their mother. >> and just to see him sobbing like that, to just know he doesn't have a mother! sad. very sad. >> police have not released the man or woman's identities. both are believed to be in their 30s. at last check the man was
the east coast. join us today at 4:00 for a live one-hour special tracking hurricane earl. we'll have live reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. tomorrow on good morning maryland starts one hour earlier, we'll be up at 4:00 a.m. and live team coverage will continue throughout the day. get the latest on hurricane earl on your website. abc2news.com. you can check up to the minute news, the homepage and everything there is to know about earl. click on the hurricane center. >>> a hostage situation at the headquarters of the discovery channel cable tv network in montgomery county ends with gunfire. james lee was armed with a gun and explosives when he walked into the building yesterday afternoon. he took several hostages for several hours. it ended with a sniper taking out the suspect. the suspect was shot by police officers. the device um, appeared to go off uh, the hostages, there were three hostages, all the hostages are safe. >> the hostages, two employees and a security guard weren't hurt in the four-hour standoff. >>> jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the three men accused of kill
, back to you. >>> police say he is one of the best dressed robbers. he is behind bars. linda so joins us. you can thank the homeowner he thought it would be a good with the after a previous robbery and got cameras. thanks to the images there were a number of tips and make a quick arrest. the preppy robber can be seen sizing up this home. the video shows him carrying out the goods through the front door. they arrested jeremy hall. they found other stolen ideas from montgomery county homes. the homeowner is nad he incested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window broken -- he had invested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window open. >> the person who investigationsed hall will get a reward. >>> police believe that this man is responsible for a number of sexual assaults in the woodlawn area. the 24-year-old faces charges including sex offenses and indecent exposures. it started with an assault at monica please. the second was july 24th when they were called out for an attempted rape. a sketch was released and last week officers on routine patrol happened to find a man
of all this rain. linda sow is live for us this morning as we're preparing. good morning, linda. >> well let me set the seen for you, we're expecting heavy rain and strong winds all day. that's likely going to bring down trees. some of the trees will bring down power lines. that's where the outages will happen. bge crews are on stand by today. they're expecting thousands of power outages throughout the area. all the rain has people in annapolis getting ready, already putting out sand bags by the downtown dock. >> it actually may be a pain in the butt, but if it saves your carpet or stone, whatever you have in your place, it's worth it. >> reporter: bge won't be able to fix the downed power lines until after the storm passes. they're asking you to be patient. if you want to let them know you're without power call 877-778-2222. we're live in towson, linda sow, abc2 news. >>> an annapolis dam is determined unsafe and now many are hoping it can handle the significant rain we're expected to get. state inspectors sent the state a letter stating that water works park off the 450 could result in
joins us live. >> reporter: the doctor is expected to be okay. he came out of surgery last night and at last check was in stable condition. it all unfolded yesterday morning shortly after 11:00 on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical campus was put on lockdown after 50- year-old paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors fail her and that prompted him to shoot the doctor. he then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. the violent ordeal caught a lot of people at the hospital off guard. >> it is scary knowing someone's on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: a metal detector may have kept pardus from bringing the gun inside the hospital but there are more than 80 entrances on this sprawling campus and to have a metal detector at each entrance would be nearly impossible. still, they will review security procedures here at hopkins. live in baltimore, linda so,
. winds near calm, thanks to clear skies allowing us to really lower things. you'll head towards the metro area, in the beltway, it's a little milder, 62 degrees now. the gwynn oak school at calvin rodwell elementary school, 6 2, contrasted with the 50s outside of the beltway. there's a spread on the thermometer, a spread of high clouds trying to move in as well. we should see a fair amount of sunshine though may not be that deep blue to the sky. we'll range from partly cloudy to mostly sunny with 50s widespread this morning. official sunrise at 6:47. so still an hour and a half to go. after that, yeah, take the shades with you. you may need them. mostly sunny skies with a few clouds mixed in. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high, 80. >>> let's check the roads with kim, you should not be driving 80 but you may want to. >> thank you. especially at this early hour, it's tempting to do that. northbound through the fort mchenry tunnel, that emergency roadwork has been picked up out of the right tube, everything is reopened and traffic moving very well. drive times, you won't encounter del
all cringed when your car sinks into a pothole, but those torn up streets are costing us a lot. each driver is paying more than $600 a year. >> reporter: we are here at the intersection of northern parkway and falls road. anyone that has been on northern parkway, you know there are a lot of potholes and bad roads. but this is not a surprise to anyone around here. a new national survey claims baltimore has the tenth worst roads in the entire nation. it costs local drivers an extra $600 each year in wear and tear on their vehicles and city officials, well, they disagree. >> we don't think it is fair, because we have put a lot of effort into maintaining our roadways. it is the one thing we focus on over the last four years, and it is one thing we take very seriously. >> reporter: we see a lot of cones and everything here. they have a lot of construction going on trying to repair the roads and city officials say hey, they are still making progress and they plan to complete their road construction by the end of this year. >> sounds like she is going over poll holes herself. >>> maryland's
are going to be talking about the refereeing. what do you think? drop us a comment. we will read your comments on the air this morning. >> two murders this week with, and police are still out there looking for the suspects. >>> the first one happened here shortly before 5:00 yesterday. an unidentified man was shot in the head, taken to hospital hopkins hospital where he died. >> izael white was also shot in the head and taken no the hospital and died a short time later. >> a shocking video crawling on to a busy highway. we are going to find out what happened here. >>> mark? >> good morning. the commute is good on the rail systems. on the buses, number 19 and 35 running about 15 to 25 minutes late. and the 10 and 30 buses are diverted and running behind as with well due to the construction. >> , ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] era. tough on stains. easy on your wallet. >> it's 5:07. it's men in pink, and they are happy to -- celebrate the women in their lives, the women who has had breast cancer. there was a bull roast to raise money for komen for the cure. to be a guy, you lov
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